I know most guys complain about their in-laws, but I have to say, my in-laws give some of the greatest gifts. A Christmas or two ago, I ripped off the wrapping paper to find the Fishpond Road Trip Fly Tying Kit. Fishpond definitely hit one out of the park with this bag and it goes with me on any out of town fishing trip so that I can tie a few extra flies after a long day on the water..
What I like –
Organization – there are more pockets and compartments in the Fishpond Road Trip Kit than you can shake a stick at.
- Padded internal storage pocket for your vice and tying tools.
- 2 small storage pockets
- Four large “see through” zippered mesh material pockets
- Two 9″ clear tubes for thread spools
- One 4.5″x9″x1″ molded plastic organizing box for hooks, beads, etc.
- Nine 4″x6″ resealable, clear, poly bags with Velcro binding attachment
- Nine 3″x4.5″ resealable, clear, poly bags with Velcro binding attachment
Before any big trip, I sort through the different pockets and make sure I have the right materials for area that I’ll be fishing. Most of the bags, boxes, tubes are velcro attached and can therefore be rearranged to fit whatever your needs are for a particular trip. It never ceases to amaze me how much I can actually fit into this case.
Construction – The case is built out of the Fishpond Diamondtech fabric, which makes it extremely durable. Being constructed of fabric and with dimensions of 12″ x 9.5″ x 4″, The Road Trip Kit is just the right size to squeeze into a suitcase or gear bag.
The Fishpond Guarantee – “At Fishpond, our goal is to build a reputation for unmatched quality among the outdoor enthusiasts using our products. Our soft goods are covered by a lifetime guarantee.”
What I don’t like
The thread spool tubes – Nice idea that doesn’t really stand up. The tubes hold multiple spools of thread, but have a tendency to pop open and have them fall out everywhere. I ended up using a piece of tape to keep it securely shut.
Bottom line – The Fishpond Road Trip Fly Tying Kit is an essential piece of gear to keep you organized and churning out flies when you’re on the road. A must have for the traveling fly fisherman.